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Octomom's House

A Picture of Squalor

4/25/2012 6:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Octomom and the horrible house conditionsTMZ has obtained pictures of Octomom Nadya Suleman's home that have triggered a police and child services investigation into allegations that her 14 kids are living in horrendous conditions and are being grossly neglected.

TMZ broke the story, Octo's hairstylist, Stephanie, went to La Habra cops Tuesday afternoon and filed a formal complaint. A La Habra cop and 3 reps from the Orange County Department of Children and Family Services went to Octo's house Tuesday night to investigate.

One picture shows two children pooping in a portable training toilet in the backyard. We're told the plumbing in the house is shot, and only one toilet is operational. 

Another photo shows Octo just after she got her hair done. What's shocking is that she locked her kids in the bedroom by propping a chair against the door so they couldn't get out.

Yet another pic shows the children's bedroom, with 2 cribs and a mattress. Stephanie told cops some of the kids are forced to sleep on the floor.

And there's more ... a pic shows some of the kids in the backyard, barefoot, dirty and wearing no pants.



Stephanie tells TMZ, "The kids are in desperate need of help, and I tried to help and she's not open to anyone helping her." She says the boys are wearing girl's clothes, they are neglected and Nadya is just incapable of caring for them.

Authorities stayed at Octo's home Tuesday night for an hour-and-a-half, and determined the kids were not in danger. There will, however, be follow-up with Children's Services.

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Cognizant _illiberal    

it looks like the hairdresser told her to pose so she could take pics of the new hair doo but was actually snapping pics of evidence

855 days ago
17.

gioudis    

Okay, I'm going to break this down. First, I see no proof that there is children locked IN that room. The room could be blocked off from letting the kids IN. Second, when you're potty training, you have to be willing to try a whole mess of different things to get ONE kid into it, let alone eight, so I see nothing wrong with having a couple potty's accessible outside if the mood hits them. It makes more sence than leaving 12 by themselves outside to take one in to potty. I don't see the bedroom as deprived, it is what a true bedroom is suppose to be, for sleep, not filled with toys or a mess. And as for the mattress on the floor, I had a climber and it may very well be a safety issue to prevent a climber from getting hurt falling out of the crib. And as a mother with multiple children, including disabled, that clothes mess is what I could expect from a household with 14 kids and one adult to clean up. This is not the Duggars with older children to help out. all these kids are about the same age and it is obvious that she is overwhelmed. Now my kids have marked on the walls, but that is to the extreme. I've seen the pics of her home before and was floored with the damage, but I try to imagine what it would be like with that broad by myself. it's cute when Shiloh dresses like a boy, or Kingston where's girls clothes, but its a CPS issue when her kids do the same. There toddlers with attitudes, sometimes you have to pick your battle. While its admirable that she's trying to do it alone, I hope she gets some assistance soon. Look how hard it is to find anyone to trust. When she does have someone in her home, they take photos and sell them. She cant trust them to do her hair, how can she trust them to help her raise her children? and while I have my doubts about her mental stability, the fact is the kids are here, and if it she hadnt already had six when these were born, people would be falling over themselves to help with food, clothes, a car and help, look at almost every other instance of high multiple births. instead the backlash has been monsterous. Even though it has came out and been proved (by a revoke of a medical liscense) that she did not purposefully want this. Her Dr. has admitted that every other time she had been implanted with six embryos and had twins once. On the day of that implantation, he put in six, then told her she had cramped and expelled all the embryos then implanted the remaining he had available. Was she wrong to have the IVF with six, Obviously yes. But she is in that group that a child is a life at conception and believed she had a responsibility to give every embryo a chance at life, and once pregnant, she had to give each fetus a chance at life. But instead of the right to life-rs embracing and supporting her, she's been shunned. I think it is sad all the way around. Death threats for food stamps when millions with two kids are hungry. Death threats for not having a full time job when millions of moms with three cant afford the daycare. Disgust at the state of her home, yet no one is offering to go help clean. Fingers pointing at how bad she's handling a situation, that any human would find overwhelming, but where's the help? an offer from a nanny agency that wouldnt comply with her wishes on handling her children.I'm just tired of the anger over her. It takes a village to raise a child right? But aparently most feel she's less than human for not being able to do 14, basically the same age. I'm going to take a moment and pray for strength. and to be honest if I was in her local, I would knock on her door and say "what can I do to help", way before I bust out her window.

855 days ago
18.

Anon    

What's important is her hair looks good. This whole thing is sad.

855 days ago
19.

dskowulf    

Gross TMZ quit putting her on her giving her more fame! DIE OCTOIDIOT!!

855 days ago
20.

dskowulf    

Did anybody read that book below me?

855 days ago
21.

LVX156    

The spray paint does not appear to be drawn my little children. Somethings strange is going on. I bet CPS will find nothing wrong with the children but the home does need to be cleaned and painted. Plus they need another bathroom. I'm guessing this is a plea for some type of support. Someone should offer her the million again for a porn video or something. Its a way to feed her kids and they are suppose to come first, right? This entire thing is for attention. BTW the kids on the potty ....TMZ that was cruel. Whoever took those pictures are cruel as well. They are learning and they do not look sad imo.

855 days ago
22.

LVX156    

Having said that, I feel sorry for the kids. Forever they will be known as the Octo Kids unless they are adopted or the Mother finds a way to stop having all this media attention. Like get a degree, job or a husband to support them? I'm sure there are men that for some reason may find her attractive. Maybe she is mental. :-(

855 days ago
23.

txcn    

Wow they really are poor. There is next to nothing in that house. No wonder the clothes are all over the floor there doesn't look like there is anything to put them in, maybe closets but you need hangers for those. The house needs to be cleaned but I suspect with 14 kids she has kind of given up.

The kids don't look unkempt, some of their faces are dirty but what kids aren't at some time or other. Their clothes look clean. They have no pants on, big deal they are in their back yard. People let their kids run around in the
back yard with a lot less on. Oh and all of her kids have haircuts. I imagine that sylist does more than mom's hair and I doubt very much she helps mom out by giving her some freebies. Much easier to take her money and then report her.

With all the crap that shows up on reality TV, like the Kardasians or the Real Housewives of anywhere, I don't see why they don't give her a reality show. Her life with that army of kids would be alot more interesting.

855 days ago
24.

Jody    

It's pretty obvious by her words and actions that she doesn't give a damn about these kids, now that they aren't making her any money.

CPS is worthless. There was a woman in Houston that was duct taping her baby's pacifier to her mouth, this after the child had been in the ER with breathing issues. There was a picture on the internet and all, and CPS did nothing.

855 days ago
25.

Steinberg    

She needs to stop the attention whoreing. Yeah, we saw you have birth to all those kids. Now you can't take care of them?

Better give them up for adoption, dumb bitch.

855 days ago
26.

Bridget    

Now I had a few choice words for octomom. But then I read gioudis's post, I calmed down a bit. Even good kids are quite a handful.


This is an impossible situation now. And I (along with probibly everyone else) can't think of a good solution.


You don't want to take the kids away from their mom and put them in the system. But it has got to be humanly impossible to raise all those children decently by herself. She needs help financially and with taking care of them.


The only thing I can think of to get her help without enraging the tax payer is she needs to go to places of worship (whichever they may be) and ask for a helping hand.
I'm sure with the right person talking to the congration they could get people to give some money(which the church or whatever would pay bills directly, not give to her) or donate their time without thinking of how they could profit personally.

855 days ago
27.

PMC of Melb    

Gioudis, beautifully put. Agree with you 100%. Why aren't more people helping this woman instead of calling her vile names? And as for the hairdresser? Wow, you really wanted your 15 minutes of fame, didn't you luv? What a nice person you must be, to take photos on the sly while pretending to take photos of Nadya's hair? Take photos of her children probably without her permission? And then sell them??? Yes, Octomom needs help. What she doesn't need are "friends" like the hairdresser.

855 days ago
28.

samanthazsecret    

Anyone notice how in one photo the graffiti on the door says Do not enter? THen another shot of the same door that graffiti isn't there? And you can't see her face in both photos...you think some of these are real? i mean don't get me wrong i don't think this woman should have these kids in her custody but i feel like someone is trying to just make some money.

855 days ago
29.

Grouchy Smurf    

Octo is probably praying the state will take the kids at this point.

855 days ago
30.

Jim    

Take the kids away and put her in a mental care facility. Anybody that can think properly and make sane decisions knows there`s no way they could support and care for that many kids. There should be laws against morons having children.

855 days ago
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